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Senior Citizen Attacked By 4 Suspects For $15 In North Sacramento
CBS13 ^ | Feb 12, 2013 | CBS13 Staff

Posted on 02/13/2013 2:34:05 PM PST by EXCH54FE

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS13) - A 72-year-old man was walking to his home when he was confronted by four male suspects and beaten in north Sacramento, all for the $15 he had in his wallet.

The victim, Robert Norris, described a brutal beat down, all for a few bucks.

“They used their fists,” he said. “One of them kicked me.”

It happened off Del Paso Boulevard and Forrest Street. Norris was feeling outnumbered Sunday around sunset.

“They helped themselves to my wallet,” he said. “I wouldn’t give it to them. Four of them and one of me, so I figured I didn’t have much of a chance.”

They made out with $15 and his ID, leaving him banged up and bloodied, his ear split.

A caregiver in the area says she feels for the seniors at Forest Palms Apartments, a community that now intends to provide protection.

“My clients don’t even like to come out of their house,” Melinda Metlock said. She said the seniors “deserve to have a peaceful life and to be able to live without fear.”

They installed a gate several years ago to protect the seniors in this community and it works well for the most part but the caregiver says a lot of times as soon as that gate opens, trespassers try to run in

(Excerpt) Read more at sacramento.cbslocal.com ...


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1 posted on 02/13/2013 2:34:10 PM PST by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

I am not sure about the point of the headline is, because so many murders are done free of charge.


2 posted on 02/13/2013 2:36:58 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: EXCH54FE

No description—Leroy and Tyrone again?


3 posted on 02/13/2013 2:41:43 PM PST by Venturer
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To: EXCH54FE

This thuggish behavior is also on the uprise in Chico, CA, which is 90 miles north of Sacramento. In the past 10 days there have been a rash of stabbings and strong-arm robberies.


4 posted on 02/13/2013 2:44:09 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Venturer
...four male suspects and beaten...

By not telling us, they told us.

5 posted on 02/13/2013 2:44:43 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: MileHi

This is becoming a huge problem all over the country.

Blacks youth’s (male and female) usually under 25 years old and hanging around in packs..

They feel “emboldened” now...


6 posted on 02/13/2013 2:49:57 PM PST by neverbluffer
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To: EXCH54FE

I heard the great Ellen Ratner tell someone that said that he needed a gun for protection when he was on her t.v. program, “the police will protect you.” Either she lied or the police did a piss poor of a job protecting this guy. But this is what happens when you depend on someone else to do for you that you should do yourself. If he at least had a pocket knife, this story might have ended differently.


7 posted on 02/13/2013 2:50:27 PM PST by sport
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To: EXCH54FE

Yet, some people continue to live and want to live in California.


8 posted on 02/13/2013 2:51:07 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: EXCH54FE
I think that self protection is becoming more important every day. Calif. and some other states are proving this Quote 100% correct.

“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” (Thomas Jefferson Quoting Cesare Beccaria)

9 posted on 02/13/2013 2:54:14 PM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416 "It’s one thing to make a law, It’s another to enforce it.")
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To: elkfersupper

Yeah, should move to a state where these things don’t happen.


10 posted on 02/13/2013 2:56:59 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: elkfersupper

Yeah, should move to a state where these things don’t happen.


11 posted on 02/13/2013 2:57:05 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: HerrBlucher

Why not? There are places like that.


12 posted on 02/13/2013 3:03:45 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: EXCH54FE

In places without gun liberty, it is foolish indeed to venture out without some serious weaponry. And because the fools in California have tried to outlaw even martial arts weapons, you have to be creative to carry weapons that do not look like weapons.

One of the simplest, but quite effective, is an ordinary Master Lock with about a foot and a half long rope or strap through its shackle, the metal loop on top. As long as you can separate the two, it is not a weapon. But it can deliver a mean and injurious wallop, with a high rate of wallops per minute.

Even visiting a place like California for a short time, a good trick is once each day to visit a dollar store and buy a large, serrated kitchen knife in an easy open package. Just carry it around in its package, and keep the receipt, and you have a legal and formidable weapon. Pitch it at the end of the day and write that dollar off.


13 posted on 02/13/2013 3:18:07 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: EXCH54FE

Thank God he didn’t have a gun to allow for a proper and effective self-defense.

I’ll bet he feels pretty smug that he had the moral high ground in this encounter.

Molon Labe


14 posted on 02/13/2013 3:18:06 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: EXCH54FE

Was the victim a registered Democrat or a decent person?


15 posted on 02/13/2013 3:20:47 PM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: EXCH54FE

Just another variation on Obama’s “wealth redistribution” scheme.


16 posted on 02/13/2013 3:23:11 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: rrrod

I’m guessing the victim and perps were minorities... probalby Hispanic or black...or combination. If the perps had been white Jesse Jackson would have been quoted and NBC would be doctoring a tape or two... If the victim had been white the story wouldn’t have run...


17 posted on 02/13/2013 3:35:26 PM PST by GOPJ ( Illegal immigrants: violent boorish party crashers. Send them home, call police - make them leave.)
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To: neverbluffer

They need to feel the lead.


18 posted on 02/13/2013 3:38:28 PM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: EXCH54FE

And here I thought that William Land Park was the worst part of Sackatomatoe.

I guess it’s just all bad now.


19 posted on 02/13/2013 3:52:19 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: SoldierDad

>> “This thuggish behavior is also on the uprise in Chico, CA” <<

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I think it’s just the ‘Bama affect. Chico has always seemed pretty peaceful. His zombies are just spreading out.


20 posted on 02/13/2013 3:55:22 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: MileHi; GOPJ
From the first 3 story comments:
'Police say there are four BLACK suspects (TYPICAL) working together. Norris described them as between 17 to 20 years old".

It's shameful how "news" outlets hide the race when it's a minority. I bet a honest, non-biased news station would make a killing considering they would be the only source of real information we could get without sifting through heaps of PC BS.

It get's to a point, Where you already know the race, So why post it?
21 posted on 02/13/2013 3:58:23 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: elkfersupper
Yet, some people continue to live and want to live in California.

That puzzles me, too.

22 posted on 02/13/2013 4:06:57 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: HerrBlucher

“Yeah, should move to a state where these things don’t happen.”

I’m currently considering moving to a county in a state just above the Mason-Dixon line that is 96% Euro, 2% Hispanic, and 1% Asian. Do the math...


23 posted on 02/13/2013 5:39:30 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: HerrBlucher
Yeah, should move to a state where these things don’t happen.

The state I happen to be sojourning in right now is like that. Pretty much everyone carries a gun; the police chief thinks it is irresponsible not to. Over the last six months the weekly police blotter column in the local paper has typically featured major crimes like: Minor in possession of alcohol, jacklighting deer, fishing without proper license, and the biggie - lockers broken into in the high school gym.

24 posted on 02/13/2013 5:40:11 PM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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The police have put out an APB for 4 males. So keep an eye out for 4 males.


25 posted on 02/13/2013 6:46:47 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: EXCH54FE

I could not find the article but i wonder if the men who done it were just some hard working conservatives doing it for a laugh or was it some liberal peace loving socialists who believed the old guy owed them something? i will bet on the latter.


26 posted on 02/14/2013 7:48:19 AM PST by ravenwolf
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